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Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘All That Dance’

On Saturday, June 24, Dance Theatre Northwest will bring its newest production of “All That Dance” to the Mount Tahoma high school auditorium (4634 S. 74th St.) at 4 p.m. “All That Dance" features "42nd Street," "Almost Blue," "The Reef," Fascinating Rhythm," "African Spirit," excerpts from “Swan Lake,” and “Sleeping Beauty," with a fabulous all-cast finale.
The show features musical theatre style dance, ballet, jazz, contemporary and tap numbers combined to create a fabulous show that is fun for the whole family. Artistic Director and choreographer Melanie Kirk Stauffer has put together an energetic lineup along with instructor/choreographers, Katherine Neumann and Bonnie Calvert, who will be sharing fun, fanciful dance created for a varied cast that ranges from professional dancers, to students and dancers of all… Read Full Story

Tahoma Audubon Society announces youth bird drawing contest winners

Beautiful backyard birds – the American Robin, the Spotted Towhee and the Red-breasted Nuthatch – were the artistic challenge for students in the 18th annual Youth Bird Drawing Contest of Tahoma Audubon Society (TAS).  
This year 21 schools from across Pierce County submitted a total of 125 entries to be judged. Entries were due by April 30 and were judged May 4 by Helen Engle, who couldn’t believe it was the 18th contest.  Other judges were Dona Townsend, a member of the committee and a watercolor artist, and Judy Best, a TAS member and retired elementary educator with many years of experience with various youth competitions.… Read Full Story


Friday, June 2

AIRPORT TAVERN: Funk Jam Friday, 9 p.m., NC
G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart & Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA
JAZZBONES: Dedset, Enloe, Descent (rock) 8 p.m., $6-$10
GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC
KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC
LOUIE G'S: Nothing Sounds Good, Watch Rome Burn, Tremor Cats, Sapless (rock) 8 p.m., $10, AA
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Friday, May 19 G. DONNALSON'S: Bill & Denny's Little Big Band (jazz, blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Old School Fellas (R&B,  dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Afrodisiacs (pop covers) 9 p.m., $10-$15; “Funktion Friday” with DJ Indica Jones (DJ) 11 p.m., $5 KEYS ON MAIN:…


Friday, May 5 AIRPORT TAVERN: Stay Grounded (reggae) 9 p.m., $7 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart and Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: 4 More (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Afroman with Haiku, Bvmmer and DJ Indica Jones (hip-hop, pop, DJ) 9 p.m., $9-$15 KEYS ON MAIN:…

Lakewood Playhouse presents classic absurdist spoof
Dave R. Davison

Deep into its 78th season of main stage shows, Lakewood Playhouse has opened a production of Tom Stoppard’s 1966 absurdist comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” The play takes two minor characters from William Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Hamlet” and features them as anti-heroes…

Joffrey Ballet Scholarship Award

The Joffrey Ballet recently conducted a master class in University Place at Dance Theatre Northwest for area dancers. In addition, auditions were held for the Joffrey Ballet summer intensive programs. Two DTNW Jr. Dance Ensemble members, 13-year-old Emma Young and 15-year-old Oceana Thunder, were…


Friday, April 7 G. DONNALSON'S: Little Bill Engelhart & Rod Cook (blues, jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Chapter 5 (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: Xperience, Cally Reed, Trism, DJ Reign, DJ Meds (hip-hop) 9 p.m., $5-$10 KEYS ON MAIN: Dueling pianos, 9 p.m., NC LOUIE G'S: “David…


Friday, March 24 THE VALLEY: Blotterz, Dopers, Cheap Sweat (punk, garage-rock) 6 p.m., $5; Brewfish (alternative, reggae) 9 p.m. B SHARP COFFEE: Brett Benton (blues, country) 8 p.m., $7, AA EMERALD QUEEN: Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (R&B, pop) 8:30 p.m., sold out G. DONNALSON'S: Cara Francis…

‘Arts are Education’

University Place based Dance Theatre Northwest will present its next “Arts Are Education” performance for year 2017 on Friday, March 24 at Custer Elementary, 1:30 p.m. “Arts Are Education” is a part of an ongoing series of DTNW’s community service outreach projects that are free open…

Dance Theatre Northwest presents ‘Illuminations’

Performance incorporates music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass art at the Tacoma Glass Museum. For more than a decade, Dance Theatre Northwest has been presenting lecture demonstrations incorporating music and dance in response to exhibitions and collections of glass…


Friday, March 10 THE SWISS: Trick Candles, Item, Asterhouse, Pyramids (rock, alternative) 9 p.m., $8 COLLECTIVE VISIONS: Pearl Django (gypsy jazz) 7 p.m., G. DONNALSON'S: Good Vibes Trio (jazz) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: The Phoenix (dance) 9 p.m., NC JAZZBONES: The Rusty Cleavers with…


Friday, Feb. 24 GREAT AMERICAN CASINO: Nite Crew (dance) 9 p.m., NC B SHARP COFFEE: Hal Merrill (jazz) 8 p.m., $7, AA CULTURA: “Latin Nights” with DJ Maura and DJ Leo (salsa, merengue and reggaeton DJ) 10 p.m., $10-$240 G. DONNALSON'S: James Haye (blues) 7:30 p.m., NC, AA JAZZBONES: The Dusty…